Incredible Islands

Do your vacation plans always include a beautiful island? Here are three incredible destinations to eat fresh seafood, learn how to salsa dance, and climb over huge boulders—plus one little paradise you can only dream about . . . for now.

Photo: Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse
Photo: Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse

Southport: Ride a Navy motor whaleboat, eat lobsters and steamers, and watch the fog roll out to sea at your own lighthouse before it gets too cold off the coast of Maine.

Photo: (WT-shared) Mmccalpin at wts wikivoyage (This file was imported from Wikivoyage WTS.) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: (WT-shared) Mmccalpin at wts wikivoyage (This file was imported from Wikivoyage WTS.) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Old San Juan: Step back in time by sleeping in an old convent, exploring forts and churches, and learning how to salsa dance in Puerto Rico.

Photo: VACATION (B.V.I.) LTD.
Photo: VACATION (B.V.I.) LTD.

The Baths: Climb over huge boulders, float in echoey caves, and wade through tidal pools in one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean.

Photo: Jgrimmer at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Jgrimmer at en.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Diego Garcia: Imagine an off-limits island in the Chagos Archipelago, where warrior crabs rule the jungle, hawksbill sea turtles lay their eggs on empty beaches, and lagoons are full of enormous rays.

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